National Transparency Campaigns2019-11-07T11:05:56+01:00

NATIONAL TRANSPARENCY CAMPAIGNS

PROMOTING AND DEFENDING TRANSPARENCY
THROUGHOUT EUROPE

18May 2021

Austria urged to strengthen weak draft FOI law

Madrid, 18 May 2021 – Access Info Europe today issued a legal analysis of the draft of the Austrian Freedom of Information Act, expressing concerns over shortcomings such as the narrow definition of information, the absence of an independent oversight body, and the lack of a sanctions regime for non-compliance. 

17Apr 2020

Montenegro Access to Information Law Reform Halted

Madrid, 17 April 2020 – Access Info today welcomed the news that Montenegro’s Ministry of Public Administration has decided to halt the public consultation on the controversial reform of the Law on Free Access to Information following a national and international outcry. Access Info was one of the organisations that jointed the campaign led by Montenegrin transparency specialists MANS calling

5Mar 2020

Malta: Access Info in Court to defend the right of access to information

Malta, 5 March 2020 – Access Info today argued before the Maltese Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal that denying non-residents the right to request information violates Malta’s commitments under international human rights law, EU law, and its own Constitution. The legal challenge relates to a refusal in August 2019 by Malta’s Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security to

22Nov 2019

Malta: Access Info challenges limitation of right to information to residents

Madrid, 22 November 2019 – Access Info Europe has lodged an appeal to Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal after an access to documents request was refused due to the fact that the requester is not a resident in Malta. In the appeal, Access Info argues that residency requirements are a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of

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